S&P unveils much-delayed CDS index family

Rating agency S&P has launched three US credit default swap indices.They are: the S&P 100 CDS Index, covering the 82 members of the S&P 100 with sufficiently liquid CDS; the S&P CDS US Investment Grade Index, which consists of 100 equally weighted high grade credits; and the S&P CDS US High Yield Index, consisting of 80 equally weighted high yield credits.

The launch was originally scheduled for the first quarter of 2008, but S&P said it delayed for a year to drum up more market support: 2008 saw

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